Archive for December, 2011

To manage a data source that connects to a 32-bit driver under 64-bit platform, use c:\windows\sysWOW64\odbcad32.exe.

To manage a data source that connects to a 64-bit driver, use c:\windows\system32\odbcad32.exe.

Taken from: http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/windows/desktop/ms712362(v=vs.85).aspx

Idit. ๐Ÿ™‚


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Are you sitting? If not โ€“ please do ๐Ÿ™‚

In vSphere 5 VMware has removed any patch operation support in virtual machines.

According to โ€œhttp://pubs.vmware.com/vsphere-50/topic/com.vmware.ICbase/PDF/vsphere-update-manager-50-install-administration-guide.pdfโ€ – Update Manager 5.0 does not support virtual machine patch operation.

Update Manager 5 , can performs the following:

  • VMware Tools and virtual machine hardware upgrade operations, Update Manager works with ESX/ESXi version 4.0 and later.
  • ESX/ESXi host patching operations, Update Manager works with ESX/ESXi 3.5 and later.
  • ESX/ESXi host upgrade and migration operations, Update Manager works with ESX/ESXi 4.0 and later.


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My mantra is always be prepared. Get ready for VMware vCloud implementation today!

In addition, if youโ€™ll think about it โ€“ itโ€™s the most reasonable thing to do. If youโ€™ll have a problem with your main cluster , would you like the entire management servers including the vCenter (!) to be affected ?

I recommend to separate your management servers into different cluster , including creating a different storage group for this purpose.

Try it, you wonโ€™t regret it. ๐Ÿ™‚


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